03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Diet Made Sober Pilot Smell Of Alcohol, Fail Breathalyser

A pilot arrested on suspicion of being over the alcohol limit has been cleared after tests found heavy dieting had caused his breath to smell like drink.

The Virgin Atlantic employee - held at Heathrow on 31 March before a flight to New York - had failed a breathalyser.

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